Campisi proposed a staging system for peripheral lymphedema.
Patient selection: lymphatic dysfunction
(1) severity of edema
(2) response to declivous position (sloping downward = elevation) and night rest
(3) limb appearance
(4) other findings
Severity of LImb Edema
Response to Rest and Elevation
no edema visible
same as opposite limb
mild to moderate, persistent
moderate to severe, progressive
little or none, persistent
fibrotic early lymphostatic warts
severe with deformity (elephantiasis)
widespread lymphostatic warts
• Lymphostatic warts are also called lymphostatic verrucosa.
Excess Volume of Limb
41 – 60%
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